Well actually, I made five cards for $1.20:)
This has been the most challenging challenge I have ever done over at the Moxie Fab World. To make five cards that cost no more than $5 including papers, buttons, embellies, stamps etc.
This challenge also had some super high points and super lows: The good part is that I realized (once again) just how amazing my bloggy friends are. The bad part was realizing just how really effing expensive this hobby is!
I made five cards using only items and materials that I had been given from bloggy friends or won as blog candy. My husband says this was probably cheating, but I think it's being resourceful just as Cath suggested :)
The only items in all of these cards that I paid for was the mini ticket stamp ($1 from imaginescence) and 14 little pearl/bling embellies ($0.20 total). Everything else used was given to me by my amazing bloggy world!
Kraft card base: Hero Arts flickr group prize
Botanical stamps: Hero Arts flickr group prize
Lotus flower, 'Happy Birthday', and large ticket stamp: Simon Says Stamp blog candy win (hero arts)
Mustache, 'wishing you sunshine' and 'super snazzy': Moxie Fab World blog candy win (the craft's meow)
Fancy Square punch: blog candy win from Donna (stampin up)
'Thank you for being you': sent to me from Virginia (SRM stickers)
All colored paper: sent to me from Kristen (random brand assortment)
'Thank you' rub on: sent to me from Kristen (bo bunny rub ons)
Black ribbon: I saved it from a jewelry bag package :)
Mini ticket stamp: $1
That's the breakdown! How many times can I say I HAVE THE BEST BLOGGY FRIENDS!
I had a lot of fun with this ever challenging challenge! And a million thank yous to everyone in the bloggy world :) You rock
<3 Rachel w k